Mark Hampton On Decorating — Vintage Design to Inspire

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Do you have items that have been a part of your life for years and are still a source of inspi­ra­tion? One of the books in our back room book­shelf, that serves as an end­less source of inspi­ra­tion is Mark Hampton On Decorating.

The late Mark Hampton is one of America’s best-​​know dec­o­ra­tors. Before he started his own firm, he was an appren­tice to David Hicks and Sister Parish. His book is a col­lec­tion of his columns that were fea­tured in House & Garden. The book encap­su­lates his phi­los­ophy on essen­tial room ele­ments, styles, the use of color, acces­sories, room lay­outs, out­door spaces and more. The color chapter is excel­lent not only for talking about bold colors and taking color risks, but also the impor­tance of white. Per­haps one of the rea­sons that this book has appealed to so many for so long, becoming a bible of sorts among designers, is the fact that he shares with the readers how they can use the design prin­ci­ples in their own homes. This book is filled with beau­ti­fully ren­dered water­color pic­tures of his designs.

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A def­i­nite must have for your book col­lec­tion and an end­less inspi­ra­tional resource, if you are lucky enough to find a copy of this book, you must snatch it up, pronto!

True clas­sics never go out of style and this book is a true gem!

Clayton Gray Home also has a great selec­tion of fab­u­lous books, both on line and in our store, that will inspire and might become your inspi­ra­tion bible for years to come.

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